Area church briefs


Special praise service

The praise team Rock Solid from Calvary United Methodist Church in Mohnton will lead a music concert service at 10:40 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 42 Washington Blvd. A special offering will be taken for an overseas missions project the group sponsors.


Ham and turkey dinner

Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, Jacks Hollow Road, will hold a ham and turkey dinner from noon-6 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults, $4 for children 4-12 and free for those 3 and under. Takeouts available after 1 p.m.


Fellowship dinner slated

Farragut Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, along Route 864 near the intersection with Route 87, will hold its monthly First Tuesday Fellowship Dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. Free-will donations are accepted.


Ladies Group to meet

TIVOLI – The Christian Ladies Group will meet at 1 p.m. at Tivoli United Methodist Church, 2 miles north of Picture Rocks along Route 220. Master Gardeners will present a program on butterfly gardens.

AWANA clubs resume

AWANA youth clubs resume at Calvary Baptist Church, 42 Washington Blvd., each Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. (doors open at 4:45 p.m.). Multi-denominational. Grades K-12. Life lessons; Bible stories; supper; famous Awana games. Call 570-322-7256 for details.


Family thrift shop open

The family thrift shop at Fairfield United Methodist Church, 833 Fairfield Church Road, will be open from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday featuring a new supply of fall and winter clothing. Summer clothing is free.

Trash or treasures sale

Faxon-Kenmar United Methodist Church, 1225 Clayton Ave. in Loyalsock Township, will hold its semi-annual trash or treasures sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Food will be available.


Monster yard sale

Trinity Episcopal Church, 844 W. Fourth St., will hold a monster yard sale in the Parish Hall from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, call the church at 570-322-0126.

Arts and craft show

JERSEY SHORE – Trinity United Methodist Church, 1407 Allegheny St., will hold its 15th annual arts and craft show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Church schedules blood drive

RAUCHTOWN – St. James Lutheran Church, 3242 Middle Road, Jersey Shore, will hold a blood drive from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Red Cross prefers signups in advance on its website: You can search the donation site by typing in the zip code 17740 and selecting our site.

Roast turkey dinner

WATSONTOWN – Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 10275 Route 44, will hold a roast turkey dinner from 4-6 p.m. Proceeds will help support the work of Rev. John Lunn, ELCA Missionary in Liberia.

Baked steak supper

DuBoistown United Methodist Church, 133 Summer St., will hold a baked steak supper from 4-6 p.m. Takeouts will be available from 3-4 p.m. only. Cost is $9 for adults, $4.50 for children 3-10 and under 3 eat free. Baked goods also available.

Saturday service celebration

Faith United Methodist Church, 700 Fairview Drive, will celebrate its one-year anniversary of its 5:30 p.m. Saturday services with a covered dish meal. Call 570-368-2459 for more information.

Fun Fair scheduled

MUNCY VALLEY – The second annual Fun Fair will take place from 5:30-8 p.m. at Muncy Valley United Methodist Church, 1874 Route 220 (between Muncy Valley and Sonestown in Sullivan County). There will be home made ice cream, hot dogs, barbecue, a petting zoo, horse and carriage rides, games, a three-on three-basketball tournament and more. For more information, or to sign up for the basketball tournament, email

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Katy’s Church Festival

Katy’s Church, 440 Katys Church Road, Madison Township in Columbia County, will hold its annual festival from 3 p.m.-dusk with proceeds going toward the continued renovation and restoration. Live music by The Joe Murray Band. For more information, call May at 570-764-2412.

Peach festival set

WATSONTOWN – A peach festival will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the Trinity United Church of Christ, 602 Main St. There will be food for sale and music by McNett Country Band at 7 p.m. with round and square dancing in the street.

AUG. 24

Special speaker

The Rev. Gary Weaver, a ministerial son of Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine St., will preach from his home pulpit at 10 a.m. A former member of Pine Street, he now is the pastor at Wesley UMC in Bloomsburg.

Parish picnic set

BLOSSBURG – Holy Child Parish will hold its annual picnic from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church Hall. A roast beef dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 6-12.

Sunday School resumes

All Saints Episcopal Church, 1656 Scott St., will resume Sunday School from 10:45 a.m.-noon. Church Services are at 11a.m.

AUG. 28

Indoor picnic slated

WATSONTOWN – A free fellowship indoor picnic is scheduled at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 6590 Musser Lane, starting at 5 p.m. The menu features grilled hamburgers and hot dogs.

AUG. 29

Craft-sharing day

Central Baptist Church, 601 Seventh Ave., will hold a time of fellowship and craft-making for babies at Hershey Medical Center or guests at Rose View. Craft time begins at 10 a.m. with lunch at 12:30 p.m. and a movie at 1 p.m.

AUG. 30

All-you-can-eat buffet

PENNSDALE – Pennsdale Trinity United Methodist Church, 658 Village Road, will hold an all-you-can-eat buffet catered by Springmans Country Store of Pennsdale from 4-7 p.m. The menu features pulled-pork barbecue and southern spit-fried chicken. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children (age 5-10), and free for children under 5 years. Takeouts are available and cost $10 each.

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Village yard sales

LAIRDSVILLE – St. Mark’s Church, Route 118, will offer fresh-baked stickies and other food items during the village yard sales starting at 8 a.m. under its new pavilion.

Peach festival

Farragut Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Route 864 near the intersection with Route 87, will hold its annual Peach Festival from 4-7 p.m. with an assortment of other food items available.


Back to school night

MUNCY – The youth group of the First United Methodist Church, 602 S. Market St., will hold a back to school night for students going into grades 7-12 from 6-9 p.m. The event will include games, entertainment, a worship service, Bible fitting and food. For more information, call Kevin Myers at 570-546-8030.


Christian ladies to meet

TIVOLI – The Christian Ladies Group will meet at 1 p.m. at Tivoli United Methodist Church, 2 miles north of Picture Rocks along Route 220. Robert E. Lee III will speak on “Outhouse Archaeology” and display his finds.

AUG. 23

Daniel’s Closet open

Daniel’s Closet, a free clothing ministry for children and adults, will be open from 9-11 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1101 Washington Blvd. Clean, season clothing will be accepted from 4:30-6 p.m. Aug. 21 at the church (use steps on the Washington Boulevard side of the building).

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Dusty Aleman in concert

LAIRDSVILLE – Dusty Aleman will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Lairdsville Faith Church, 6786 Route 118. Call Pastor Max L. Walters Jr. for more information at 570-584-2765.


Soup kitchen reopening

After a summer vacation break, the West End Christian Community Center, 901 Diamond St., soup kitchen reopens today. Meals are served from 11 a.m.-12:35 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. For more information, call 570-323-6297. The ministry served just under 17,000 meals last year.


Christian ladies to meet

PICTURE ROCKS – Martin Hula, author of “The Coal Picker,” will show his coal mining documentary at the Christian Ladies Group meeting at 1 p.m. at Tivoli United Methodist Church, 2 miles north of Picture Rocks along Route 220.

AUG. 15

Church schedules bus trips

CANTON – The Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) of Canton with Pastor Bonnie L. Browning serving as tour leader, will sponsor three upcoming bus trips with Aug. 15 as the reservation deadline for all. Trips include: Broadway show “Pippin,” Sept. 17, with brief sightseeing prior to the show. Cost $165 per person. Washington, D.C., Holocaust Museum, Oct., 17, $125 per person. Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, Dec. 16. $145 per person. Transportation for all trips is through Benedict’s Bus Co., of Wellsboro, with stops in Mansfield, Troy, Canton, Ralston, Williamsport, and possible pickups in Towanda and Danville. Call 570-250-3057 or 570-673-5796 for more information or to register.